Christmas Stories With Morals For Any Time Of Year
Some of the best stories ever written were created with Christmas as their cornerstones. While we love diving into one of our favorite tales by light of warm fireplace candles or Christmas lights, it's completely reasonable to flip through the same pages whenever the mood strikes. Not only do these classic stories bring us back to our favorite Christmas moments, they're also great because of the morals they introduced us to as children. Introduce your own children to the same life lessons by reading them a few of these Christmas stories with great morals for any time of year.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Dr. Seuss
It's one of the most famous Christmas stories for a reason. Funny and completely original in the way only Dr. Seuss could ever be, the heart of the story captures the true meaning of Christmas for children and adults around the world. It's always a treat to see the story brought to life in the classic movie, but you can't beat reading the story the way Dr. Seuss intended. The heartwarming tale illustrates the goodness in people; a reminder most of us could use more than once a year.
A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens
Dickens' classic story seems as old as Christmas itself. That's because it was written during a time when the holiday was being more intricately defined in Western society. The protagonist in his story, Ebenezer Scrooge, was in many ways the original Grinch, but through a few haunting visits to his past, present and future, Scrooge undergoes an uplifting transformation. Classic Dickens themes also reflect on the reality of poverty, class struggles, social justice and humanitarianism.
Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Robert L. May
Not many people know that the classic Christmas character made its first appearance in a book. The concept of the story seems simple, and the lyrics of the song adapted later are probably ringing in your head right now. Rudolph is different from the other reindeer. He is teased because of his bright red nose, but in the end it is his bright red nose that saves the day, leading Santa and his crew through the harsh winter weather. It's a great lesson for young kids starting to socialize.
The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, C.S. Lewis
As cherished by adults as it is children, this high fantasy novel takes place in the magical world of Narnia in a perpetual winter complete with Father Christmas (who comes bearing weapons and tools for warriors instead of toys). The adventurous tale dives into deeper contemplations about the nature of good and evil, forgiveness and self-sacrifice. It's the perfect book for Christmas. Although, praised as one of the best novels in history, it's never restricted to any specific season.
Christmas has been inspired by original novels and poems that used the holiday to tackle deeper social issues. Whether you're looking for a good book and a reading wedge pillow to unwind or want read to your kid before bedtime, LTD Commodities has the stories and accessories to satisfy.